AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CONTRACT FARMING OF PAPAYA PRODUCTION IN SRIRAMAPURAM VILLAGE OF DINDIGUL DISTRICT OF TAMIL NADU
The present study deals to estimate the profitability of papaya cultivation under contract farming in Dindigul district. Sriramapuram village of Dindigul district where selected for the data collection. It is a comparative study of contract farming and non-contract farming in study area. Total sample of 80 farmers were selected randomly 50 from contract farmers and 30 from non-contract farmers. The total cost of cultivation in papaya on contract farming was Rs.46945 and non-contract farming Rs.41487. The Fixed Cost were determined to contract farming Rs. 20712 and non-contract farming Rs 15052, respectively, representing 82.92 per cent and 17.08 per cent of the total cost of cultivation. In the profitability of papaya were estimated and found to be at input-output ratio and cost benefit ratio 1:3and 1:6, On an overall basis Gross returns (total income) was observed to the contract farming Rs 88148 and non-contract farming Rs 108813, while net returns was found to be contract farming Rs. 205257 and non-contract farming Rs 38985.
Gross Return, Net Return, Cost Benefit Ration, Input Output Ration.